Today is a special day for us in the YMCA – it is a day to celebrate the passion and dedication of all of you believing in our mission to empower young people and communities all over the world – Happy International Volunteer Day!
Our research among all National Movements in Europe, shows that there are over 95.000 volunteers serving the YMCA movement in Europe.
They are involved in governance, programmes and representation, strengthening the YMCA mission at the local, national and international levels. Our deep gratitude to all volunteers for their work, commitment and inspiration.
Today, December 5th we celebrate the International Volunteers Day. Our heartfelt appreciation to every single volunteer for making taking part and making an impact in local, national and international communities, serving young people in body, mind, and spirit.
It only takes 1 person to contribute to positive change. It can be you!
It can be someone that you involve as volunteer.
Look around …
Observe the challenges in your community, your environment, your space.
Seek for tools that you need and help transforming your community by helping others.
Your time, skills and commitment make you a social agent,
if you really want to become one.
The YMCA can provide you the space, the tools and the guiding principles
to be an effective volunteer.
Then, you can make a difference.
You can contribute to positive change … and YMCA Europe will be behind you!
Thank you for taking a step forward…. and happy 2022 Volunteers Day !!
"Sometimes we feel that what we do is just a drop in the ocean, but the sea would not be the same without that drop" – Mother Theresa
"If I help someone to have hope, my life would be worth it" – Martin Luther King
"It is not how little but how much we can do for others" – George Williams